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Geography Standard Level Group 3

Social Sciences

Social Sciences
Social Sciences
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What will you be working towards?

Qualification Type International Baccalaureate Diploma
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time



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Geography is recognised by many universities as a subject that creates a bridge between the arts and the sciences. It provides significant knowledge, understanding and skills that apply to a wide and varying range of courses and career paths and enable learners to develop a strong understanding of the world.

Geography is a popular choice and our students attain some of the best results nationally and internationally. Students experience engaging teaching of real-world and relevant content.  


The course aims to develop an understanding of the dynamic interrelationships between people, places, spaces and environment at different scales whilst developing a critical awareness of geographical issues of the past, present and future. The course strives to ensure students gain knowledge of varying viewpoints and how geographical issues could be resolved whilst enabling students to recognise and evaluate the need for sustainable development and resource management in our ever-changing world.

Standard Level

Geographic Themes (2 SL, 3HL) 

Oceans and Coastal Margins, Geophysical Hazards, Freshwater - drainage basins 


Population and its present and potential problems; Climate change - the cause, consequence and challenges of the issue; Global resource consumption and management 

What do students say?

“I enjoy the course because it allows me to comprehend global issues and possible solutions to these problems, which is useful for anyone who wants to study Geography, International Development, International Relations, Environmental Studies, or for anyone who wants to become more globally aware” Anne-Marie

Higher Level

as above with Core Extension: Power, Places and Networks; Human Development and Diversity; Global Risks and Resilience.

How will it be delivered?

Standard Level

Fieldwork (25%)

Geographic Themes (35%)

Core (40%)

Higher Level

Fieldwork (20%)

Geographic Themes (35%)

Core (25%)

HL Core Extension (20%)

Entry requirements

All candidates should have GCSE Grade 6 or above (or its equivalent) in English, Mathematics, at least one Science and one language where studied. Standard Level requirement is a 6, Higher Level is a 7. Where equivalence cannot be established the School will set appropriate I/GCSE papers to confirm that the applicant is capable of satisfying the academic profile required for the subjects to be studied and the IB Diploma Programme as a whole.

Your next steps...

In addition to studying Geography, many students have gone on to study a wide range of relevant and geographically applicable courses including Geology, Marine Science, Environmental Science and Tourism.


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